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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT Mon Jun 26 2017


... DAILY SOIL TEMPERATURE/MOISTURE SUMMARY...

SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE OBSERVATIONS FROM ACROSS MONTANA
SOIL TEMPERATURE IS IN DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.

SOIL TEMPERATURE /F/ AT LISTED DEPTH
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
Alberton NR   6150          62        52          50          45
Bozeman EXPST 4774    64    66        64          62
Bozeman 12SE  6860                    46          45          43
Brusett 4SE   2643    82    76        66          69          64
CAMERON 15SW  8800          55        48          45          39
Cooke City NR 8700          45        38          34           M
Conrad SCAN   3706    88    78        74          61          57
FLATTOP MTN   6300                    32
GREAT FALLS   3776          85   75         71          66
HAVRE SCAN    2710    83    72        65          60          56
Jordan SCAN   2820    87    78        72          67           M
Lakeview NR   7400          55        52          44          44
Lakeview 15NW 7800          65        57          51          48
Lincoln 11SE  7020          54        47          45
LINDSAY SCAN  2680    80    75        66          63          58
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M        46          43           M
MANY GLACIER  4900                    49
MAXVILLE NR   7210          55        50          46          43
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    80    74        66          61          57
MT LOCKHART   6400          45        42          40          37
Neihart 12SE  8100          57        48          43          38
Poplar 13NE   2085    79    74        69          65          62
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M         M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    75    70        60          58          54
Tiber Dam SCN 3225   103    81        75          66          60
Utica 11SW    5070    80    71        60          59          56
W Yellowstone 6700          66        67         -460          52
W YELLOWST SO 8150          42        33          33          32
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          52        47          43          40

GROUND TEMPERATURE /F/ AT THE SURFACE AND 18 INCHES DEEP AT MT DOT
SITES

ABERDEEN HILL 4101   117                      78
ALZADA DOT    4327   105                      78
ARROW CREEK   3956   115                      81
AVON NORTH    5085   110                      11
BEARSMOUTH    3901   117                      80
BEAVER HILL   2551   106                      81
Biddle DOT    3418   118                      98
BIG HOLE PASS 7400   102                      10
Boulder PASS  5600   113                      80
BOWMANS CORNR 4301   114                      81
Bozeman PASS  5748   113                      79
BULL MOUNTAIN 3898   111                      75
COMERSTOWN    2099    96                      73
COW CREEK     2500   103                      77
CRYSTAL CREEK 3030   114                      80
DEEP CREEK    5870   105                      79
DEARBORN      3500   111                      79
Denton DOT    3557   110                      77
E Livingston  4555   112                      80
Ekalaka DOT   3687    99                      74
ESSEX DOT     3875    93                      77
GARRISON DOT  4327     M                       M
GEORGETOWN LK 6339   114                      75
Geyser DOT    4138   105                      75
GOVERNMENT HL 3165   111                      79
GREENOUGH HL  4070     M                       M
HAYS DOT      3697   102                      70
HELMVILLE DOT 4199   120                      77
HILLSIDE DOT  2998     M                       M
Hysham HILLS  3549   125                      79
Ingomar DOT   3018   114                      78
INVERNESS     3300    77                       M
Judith Gap    4677   100                      80
KARST DOT     5698   106                      71
LAME DEER     4327     M                       M
Lewistown DVD 4622    94                      74
LINDSAY DIV   3198     M                       M
Loma DOT      2557   103                      78
LOOKOUT PASS  4540   102                      76
MACDONALD PSS 6320     M                       M
Malta SOUTH   3122   109                      76
MCDONALDS DOT 2401    99                      75
MONARCH CANYN 5218   106                      85
MONIDA PASS   6824    81                      77
NAVAHO DOT    2570    88                      72
NINEMILE DOT  4301   113                      82
NORRIS HILL   5695   103                      10
PENDRoy DOT   4199   106                      81
RAYNOLDS PASS 6778   103                      86
REEDPOINT DOT 3890   100                      77
Rogers Pass   5406   122                      91
ROSCOE HILL   5337    98                      76
Saco DOT      2177   110                      55
SIEBEN DOT    4040   116                      77
SIOUX PASS    2480   101                      73
Swan Lake     3567    89                      80
SWEENEY CREEK 2598   120                      82
SWEET GRASS   3690    97                      76
Trout Creek   2384   118                      83
TWO MEDICINE  4920    96                      71
US2 STATELINE 2099    99                      73
Yaak HILL     2201     M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B 3194   107                      80

FROST...DEPTH OF SURFACE THAWED / DEPTH OF FROST PENETRATION...INCHES
WHEN FROST PENETRATION VALUES ARE LARGE, THESE VALUES MAY BE
OVERESTIMATED BY A FOOT OR MORE.

BILLINGS               M     M
Glasgow                M     M
GREAT FALLS            M     M

SOIL MOISTURE /VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE IN PERCENT/ AT LISTED DEPTH
SOIL MOISTURE IS IN UNITS OF PERCENT VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE.
VALUES AT OR NEAR ZERO MAY BE ERRONEOUS.
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
Alberton NR   6150          13       24          10          12
Bozeman 12SE  6860                   13          39          43
Brusett 4SE   2643     9    10        8           5           8
CAMERON 15SW  8800           M       41          41          53
Conrad SCAN   3706    13    30       34          40          38
Cooke City NR 8700          34        0          30           M
FLATTOP MTN   6300               42
HAVRE SCAN    2710    10    14       25          21          24
Jordan SCAN   2820     6    19       26          22          18
Lakeview NEAR 7400          16       11          32          20
Lakeview 15NW 7800          21       14          32          35
Lincoln 11SE  7020          20       22          21           9
LINDSAY SCAN  2860     6     7        8           5          14
LOOKOUT PASS  5140           M       37          43
MANY GLACIER  4900                    7
MAXVILLE NR   7210           3        9           0          22
MOCCASIN SCAN 4256    12    19       22          16          10
MT LOCKHART   6400          35       36          40
Neihart 12SE  8100          35       36          30          34
Poplar 13NE   2085     6   355       11         -486          11
Sidney SCAN   2274     M     M        M           M           M
THREE FKS SCN 4775    11    18       33          33          11
Tiber Dam SCN 3225    10    20       21          12           7
Utica 11SW    5070     8    16       11          14          11
W Yellowstone 6700           M        2           M           0
W YELLOWST SO 8150          31       27          29          33
WHITE SS 13SE 7600          12       12          15          25

FIELD CAPACITY OF SILT LOAM AND CLAY LOAM SOILS IS APPROXIMATELY
35 PERCENT OF VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE. THE PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
OF THESE SOILS IS AVAILABLE TO PLANTS AT VALUES BETWEEN 13 AND 45
PERCENT. TO APPROXIMATE PLANT AVAILABLE WATER AS LISTED IN THE NEXT
SECTION...DIVIDE THE LISTED VALUE BY 40 AND MULTIPLY BY 100. FOR
EXAMPLE...30/40 TIMES 100 EQUALS 75 PERCENT. VALUES GREATER THAN
50 INDICATE VERY MOIST SOIL CONDITIONS.

SOIL MOISTURE /CENTIBARS/ AT LISTED DEPTH
VALUES ARE IN CENTIBARS. 200 CB IS DRY...0 IS WET.
              ELEV   2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  30IN  40IN
GREAT FALLS   3775               71         67    46    42
Following is a table on converting centibars to available water
in loam and clay/loam soils
 10cb or less...More than 95 percent plant available water
 20cb...........80 percent plant available water
 30cb...........75 percent plant available water
 40cb...........65 percent plant available water
 50cb...........55 percent plant available water
 60cb...........50 percent plant available water
 70cb...........45 percent plant available water
 80cb...........40 percent plant available water
 81-85cb........38 percent plant available water
 85cb or more...No available water
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